Professor Alister Hart has pioneered the use of 3D printing for hip surgery (, robotic surgery and the analysis of orthopaedic implants (

His research on implant science has led to changes to international health policy; development of clinical guidance in the UK and abroad; changes to clinical practice and subsequent cost savings.

He has published this work in >200 papers (first or last author on >100) with 200 co-authors, including in the journal Nature. These papers have had >5000 citations and an h index of 39.

He has been Principal Investigator on 26 grant awards since 2006 with total funding of over £8 million from research councils (EPSRC and MRC), Innovate UK, Technology Strategy Board, NIHR, charities and industry.